ANODE OF THE WEEK 08
Shaft Anodes UK-type
This week's anode is a variant of the 00500 series requested primarily in the UK and the Netherlands markets. Basically the 00500 anode is a standard bracelet that is installed around the propeller shaft.
Apparently there seems to be no difference between the two pieces, but actually in the 00500UK there is a galvanized steel insert embedded in the zinc.
In fact, it may happen that the internal corrosion of the bracelet leads to lessening of the latter's hold. The anode can then loosen and slip or rotate around the shaft generating vibrations on the same and other discomforts of various kinds given even by the movement and fear that It can detach (an unlikely event, but we like to make you navigate in peace).
By adding the insert, Tecnoseal has this problem solved by making sure that the tightening of the UK type anode remains constant even in the presence of internal corrosion. Once the cuff is closed, the two inserts (one on each side) form a second steel ring which keeps the piece adhering to the shaft.
A further advantage of the presence of this ring is that the anode itself becomes more robust and reliable, perfect for intensive use even in difficult conditions (heavy duty).
The 00500UK anode is available in various sizes and from this year, as well as in the zinc alloy, also in aluminum and magnesium alloys. A kit of nuts and bolts is also included in the package.<br> For more information, see pages 108 and 109 of our catalog.